Capt. Brad Shepherd (Ret.)

 

Brad is the Chief Executive Officer of Warriors Rest Foundation. Warrior’s Rest Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax exempt nonprofit that serves to build peer support teams for agencies that do not have peer support teams. Brad is a retired Captain from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) after 25 years. Brad served as a Commander over the Troop J Field troop, Command over the OHP’s Officer Assistance Program, as well as Commander over the Emergency Services Unit for the OHP. Brad had many assignments in his 25-year career that included Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security as Infrastructure Protection Coordinator, Supervisor in the Criminal Interdiction unit and full-time bomb technician in the bomb squad unit as well as both additional duty and full-time assignments with the tactical team. Brad has served in the OHP’s Officer Assistance Program as a trained CISM peer for 10 years and was the Coordinator of the Officer Assistance program for 3 years. Brad was at one time an adjunct instructor through Louisiana State University to teach agencies all over the nation. Brad is a very experienced presenter and instructor in a variety of disciplines. Brad is a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) approved instructor through International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).

"I have a strong passion to help those warriors who are battling with the struggles of the job and from the job to find themselves again, to find peace, to find joy, foster healthy relationships and retire happy!"